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Minnesota United sign Swedish D Mikael Marques

Field Level Media
24 Jan 2023, 03:19 GMT+10

Minnesota United FC announced the signing Monday of Swedish defender Mikael Marques.

The 21-year-old arrives from AFC Eskilstuna on a three-year contract with a club option for 2026.

"Mikael comes highly recommended. Several big teams in Sweden, Norway and Denmark were starting to take an interest but we got him through a good contact of ours who felt Mikael had so much upside," Minnesota head coach Adrian Heath said in a release.

"It's an area of the field that we've been trying to get more depth. ... He's 21, incredibly athletic, has played fullback, played right side in a three-man backline, played right side of a four -- there's a lot of versatility there. We're excited to get him in and we feel he's only just started. There's a lot of growth in him."

Marques played for Swedish clubs IFK Malmo and Jonkopings Sodra IF before joining AFC Eskilstuna in January 2022.

--Field Level Media

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